Author: Gan Jia Ci
On 15 June, Block Asia hosted a meetup in Seoul, featuring panelists from Odyssey (OCN) and DATx. The event garnered approximately 100 audience members and over 1,000 streamers.
Odyssey’s project lead Sophie Guan introduced OCN to the South Korean members.
Started in January, OCN was recently listed on South Korea’s largest exchange platform, UpBit. Guan explained that while OCN is a relatively new project, they will be putting in effort to increase interactions within South Korea. She also hopes to have more partnerships with South Korean cryptocurrency trading platforms in the future.
In her presentation, Guan mentioned about the global sharing economy, “The whole concept of OCN originated from a sharing economy.” Adding on, she explained the problems faced in the industry. She illustrated with examples from Uber and Airbnb, where they were met with competition from non-sharing industries a few years back.
Guan also spoke of blockchain developments. With more and more projects planning to launch their own blockchain networks, questions and doubts arise – Can blockchain really help solve real-world problems and when will it help?
Blockchain makes information transparent and traceable, Guan elaborated. However, this is not to say that it does not have shortcomings of its own. She explained, “I wouldn’t say it’s safe. There are still many security issues but at least it’s transparent and irrevertible.”
“The industry is in its early stages. We have to know that all these roadmaps require time to implement, even in the case of Ethereum.”
Live translation from English to Korean was provided.
You can catch the livestream event here.